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  • Things to Come

    Things to Come

    Come for the (bleak) Futurism, stay for the fashion.

  • Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

    Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

    Genius.
    It won't be everyone's cup of tea, but what plays like a feature length Lonely Islands music video is totally my jam.

    Don't @ me.

  • Full Out

    Full Out

    Based on a true story (and leotard).
    It may be a cliché fest of a film, but the costuming alone birthed a great drinking game!

    1 drink every time there's a new denim item of clothing (excluding pants).

    2 drinks every time denim and leather are combined in one outfit.

    That's it, you're set.
    Thanks Netflix.

  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    So much fun!
    So much bass!
    So much Zumeckis!

  • The Lady from Shanghai

    The Lady from Shanghai

    Wellington Film Society screening #1 for me in 2018.

  • Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable

    Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Well played, Hirst. Well played.

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★½

    What a fun ride!
    It felt like they introduced a lot of new cute/sellable creatures for marketing purposes (sparkle wolves? WTAF), but I really enjoyed this chapter. Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver are infinitely watchable as opposing powers and I welled up a bit each time the great Carrie Fisher was on screen.

    My great lingering question is: How do I get hair that stays voluminous and wavy under a helmet like Kylo Ren?

  • How to Be Single

    How to Be Single

    Simply awful.
    Was hoping for a silly rom-com and what I got was a pile of hot garbage.

  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Yes! *spoilers ahoy*
    Finally some properly awesome females in the Marvel Cinematic Universe™.

    Loved the Taika comedy touches, including references to his own films, and fingers crossed Rachel House's character is resurrected.

    10 Goldblum party spaceships out of 10, minus points for not enough Sam Neill and an awful 3D post conversion (watched in IMAX).

  • Stealing Beauty

    Stealing Beauty

    Two glasses of wine up for a 90's coming of age film set under the Italian sun (cannot hold a candle to Call Me by Your Name), two thumbs down for creepy older men and an explicit example of the male gaze.

  • While You Were Sleeping

    While You Were Sleeping

    Scarier than Hooptober, my October 80s/90s bender continues with this Sandra Bullock special.
    Bonus points for it being set in my favourite American city and during Christmas. Full points for all the prat falls.

  • Legend

    Legend

    A disturbing blend of the Bible, Peter Pan and the Hobbit, Ridley Scott's Legend is really something else.
    Despite a great performance by Tim Curry as the devil, and lovely sets that looked as if they were straight up repurposed for Jackson's Lord of the Rings (yes, I've read Wikipedia, I know the films share the same concept designer) this is one of those 1980's fantasy films that are best left on the shelf. Unless you're the kind of person who enjoys The Neverending Story.
    Honest question: how much glitter was used for this film?

    Version watched: 90 minute cut with original score.